The Traxion XXL has been put to the test against a premium competitor tyre by the renowned German Agricultural test institute – passing with flying colours and receiving the organisation’s much sought-after “DLG-APPROVED” mark of approval.
A leader in the testing of agricultural equipment, DLG assessed the Vredestein Traxion XXL in an endurance test for its “wear behaviour under real conditions”.
During the 15-month test, the Vredestein tyres were compared with tyres from a premium competitor on six tractors which were tested in the same working conditions — with the Vredestein product posting exceptional results.
The tyres (600/70R28s on the front and 710/70R42s on the rear) were assembled onto identical John Deere 6215R tractors, and run in the field as well as working in transport and road tasks, with the tasks divided between two agricultural contractors in Germany. Each tractor was fitted with a JD Link System which recorded the machine data during the test period.
A summary report confirmed that the Vredestein Traxion XXLs “showed a much better wear behaviour” than the competitor through the whole test.
It added that “the total lifetime of the Traxion XXL is very positive, especially on the front axle, which is more heavily loaded with shear forces in cornering.”
Furthermore, compared to the competitor tyre, the Vredesteins have a better lifetime of 87% on the front axle, with higher lifetime of 51% on the rear.
The results of the test also highlighted that the total cost of ownership (of the Traxion XXLs) per operational hour will be lower than the competitor with which it was compared.
“Based on the assumed purchase prices in combination with the lower cost per operational hour, an economic advantage is also obvious. The tyre replacement frequency will be lower and therefore not only the cost-performance ratio but also the environmental sustainability of the Vredestein Traxion XXL, is essentially better.”